DePaul University

Continuing Professional Education

Defense Investigation Certificate


990 W. Fullerton Room 100

Chicago, IL 60614

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Defense Investigation Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This is an intensive weekend certificate program. The course addresses best practices concerning the following: history of defendantÆs right to competent representation, evidentiary considerations; witness interviewing; developing case theory through investigation; locating witnesses; ethics and the defense investigator; client investigator relationships; legal framework of privilege; search and seizure concerns; subpoenas and process service; discovery rules that affect the defense investigator; legal research for the defense investigator; testifying; issues concerning firearms and ballistics; legal writing; forensics and the use of science; and fatal wound in homicide cases.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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